As we are introduced to Lord Capulet, he comes off as a caring, protective, open-minded father. As County Paris asks for Juliet’s’ hand, Capulet refuses without hesitation “But saying o'er what I have said before. My child is yet a stranger in the world” (1.2.7) He thinks Juliet is too young to become a bride and advises Paris to wait until Juliet is mature enough, “Let two more summers wither in their pride, ere we may think her ripe
“Look here; I won’t talk another inch with ye, if you say any jokes about him!” Tess clearly honors her family as she has threatened not to talk to her friends again if they mock her father any longer. However I believe that Tess is in denial about her father’s position and has to make excuses as to why her father is behaving inappropriately . For example it says “The clubbists tittered, except the girl called Tess- in whom a slow heat seemed to rise at the sense that her father was making himself foolish in their eyes.” If Tess honestly believed that her father was in a high position in society she would not feel embarrassed that he was raving about it in public. She would be encouraging him and proud of him. Then in addition she says “He’s tired that’s all,” showing that Tess is in denial about her father’s position.
d. Her father believed in her education because he believed she would actually find a husband. Since she came back home unmarried, he was disappointed. I feel that she would feel disappointed in the fact that he was ungrateful that she actually went out to get an education rather than look for someone to marry. 5. Why is her father’s reaction to her story the “most wonderful” (22) thing that happened to Cisneros that year?
Influence Character Throughline Juliet — Object of Affection Universe Influence Character Throughline Juliet is a very young girl and only child—she is expected to be obedient to her parents’ wishes, despite any of her own desires that may be to the contrary. Progress Influence Character Concern Juliet is concerned with her changing status—obedient daughter of the Capulets to wife of a rival Montague—her particular concern is, the way things are going (her family not aware of her marriage), she will soon find herself married off to Paris. Threat Influence Character Issue Juliet threatens Romeo’s relationship with his male friends: “Romeo is not really asked to choose between Juliet and his family but between Juliet and Mercutio, who are opposed in the play’s thematic structure” (Paster 261); Juliet “threatens suicide if Friar Lawrence cannot save her from marrying Paris” (Mowat and Werstine 176). Security Influence Character Counterpoint A child of her father’s house, Juliet only has security when she obeys the rules. Once she decides not to live up to parental expectations, she has no familial protection: CAPULET Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch!/I tell thee what: get thee to church o’ Thursday,/Or never after look me in the face.
Each person in the family had abused their position in society and somehow used it to corrupt this young girls mind into making her feel worthless and depressed. The inspector taught the family yet another lesson on what they should do. When he said, “public men have responsibility as well as hit” this quote was the powerful statement that led many people to originally question how much being affluent affects you and what responsibility comes with. It was originally suggested in the stage directions say “the dining room of a fairly large suburban house, belonging to a prosperous manufacturer”, and then continued with the arrogant attitudes of the parents in the Biriling family. Not until nearer the end of the play
Her one major decision takes place before the action of the play. She chooses to marry and emotionally support Willy Loman, a man who wanted to be great – but defined greatness as being “well liked” by others. Because of Linda’s choice, the rest of her life will be filled with disappointment. Linda believes that if her sons become successful then Willy’s fragile psyche will heal itself. She expects her sons to manifest the corporate dreams of their father – not because she believes in Willy’s version of the American Dream, but because she believes her sons (Biff in particular) are the only hope for Willy’s sanity.
King Lear says to his daughters ‘if it be you that stirs these daughters’ hearts against their father’ which shows how he feels betrayed: a feeling he may have not felt if he had not been so foolish to dismiss Cordelia for her honesty. Cordelia, however, plays a smaller role in the first few Acts of the play as she is disowned by her father and is not visited. Gonerill and Regan are both cruel father and do not have the same loyalty we get the impression as Cordelia does. Cordelia says at the beginning of the play ‘what shall Cordelia speak, love and be silent’ which shows that she loves her father however doesn’t feel she should lie about how much she loves her father. This truthfulness however lands her in a bad place as she is disowned by her father for not professing her love.
Line. 10 -11 “ He was an old head, on young shoulders.” Our narrator was a ‘planner’ she had everything sorted out, and was sure of what she wanted to do in her future. She was not a wild or spontaneous person like Jed. But that was also one of their relationship’s contrasts, as mentioned before, their differences made them strong, but also weak in the end. The narrator is still a person who is sure of herself; she has grown up and proves it, when Jed told/texts that he drove his wife insane because she wasn’t our narrator, and she didn’t reply, because she knew she can’t be stuck in her past, and can’t go back to her high school love life.
This quote is a paradox because while reading this the reader can apprehend that the unintended meeting was not as bad as it should have been. The one thing that is keeping the true lovers apart is the family feud (Montague’s and the Capulet’s) that’s been going on for many years. But Romeo and Juliet don’t care and later on they go against their families and get married. Tybat (Juliet’s cousin) was killed and Juliet’s parents think that it was the reason she committed suicide. As soon as the nurse finds out that Tybalt is dead her reaction is very troubling and she doesn’t exactly know how to break it to Juliet so at the end result she says, “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that kill’d him, he is banished.” (3.2.69-70).
As you can imagine, the pressure to marry well is high. When Elizabeth is slighted with the opportunity to meet a ravishing young fellow named Mr. Darcy, she is drawn in by his wit and charm. Mr. Darcy is by far the passionate choice in the war between passion and responsibility. Elizabeth didn’t much like Darcy at the beginning of the novel but once he admits what he does for Elizabeth’s younger and older sisters, she realizes that he couldn’t possibly be a bad man. The conflict begins with Elizabeth’s parents.